Arrival Day at Luke AFB
Luke Days Open House and Airshow will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Some of the airplanes that will perform or appear on static display arrived on Thursday, March 13.
Arkansas Air National Guard Lockheed-Martin C-130J Hercules 11-5736 of the 189th Airlift Wing The Rock based at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
USAF Thunderbirds F-16C #6
Cessna O-2A Skymaster N48233 Nine Lives My Ass served the US Air Force as 68-11018. Its construction number is 128. It is powered by a pair of Continental Motors IO-360 series flat six engines. The serial number on its tail, 11108, was applied to a Texas Instruments AGM-45A Shrike.
Canadair T-33A N84TB is restored as a US Air Force T-33A.
SB-Lim-2 N15UT is a Polish manufactured version of the MiG-15 UTI.
C-20B Gulfstream III 86-0203 VIP transport.
NASA McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B N846NA was delivered to the US Navy as BuNo 161355.
Canadair T-33A Silver Star N933GC Acemaker was built in 1954. Its construction number is 306. It is restored as a US Air Force T-33A.
General Motors TBM-3E Avenger N53503 was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy as BuNo 535303. It was retired on January 1, 1958. It was operated by Simsbury Flying Service as N6583D of Simsbury, Connecticut from 1963 to 1970. Joe E. Jones and the Confederate Air Force of Harlingen, Texas acquired it in 1970 and transferred it to Robert L. Wick and the Confederate Air Force on January 13, 1972. It is now operated by the Rocky Mountain Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
North American P-51D Mustang has bee restored with a red tail to commemorate the Tuskegee Airmen.
Gates Learjet C-21A 84-0120 of the Air Materiel Command.
USAF Thunderbirds F-16D #8 with Arizona Cardinal's wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on board.
Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo is registered to the Air Museum at Chino. It was built as Army Air Corps 44-23314. It was acquired by the Hanfield School of Aeronautics in Santa Maria, California in 1950. Jack Hardwicke of El Monte, California registered it as N29Q in 1954. He sold it to the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1960 where it sat on static display for seventeen years. It was restored to flying condition, making its first flight on July 22, 1988. It then went to the Planes of Fame East museum in Minnesota. Bob Pond purchased it in October 1989 and registered it as N38BP.It returned to the Air Museum at Chino in 1998. It is powered by a pair of Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engines.
Luke Air Force Base displays.
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